I visited the LA TIMES (newspaper) website in May 2005...

LA Times

And saw this...


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What gives Expedia the right to run Expedia ads that are delivered, via Zango popup ads, to visitors of the travel section of the LA Times newspaper website? Normally, you'd have to pay the LA Times to advertise to people visiting their website (especially it's travel section), but in this case, Zango doesn't even ask permission and they sure as hell don't pay the LA Times!

I guess, for now, until the FTC comes after them, they believe the entire Internet - every page of the whole Internet - is their billboard to use as they want. Expedia pays Zango to pop all over sites like these - they target every newspaper in the country - and a whole lot more!

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